And with a Hot Ticket it’s a Golden Day

This year, we had the pleasure of working with our new client Cox11 across several projects in their Hot Ticket series. With Hot Ticket, Hampton Roads receives heightened attention through special features on local events, concerts and festivals.

Will Rodriguez, a video producer at Cox11, contacted Jpixx about a project with a quick turnaround. Both the 26th Annual Virginia Children’s Festival and War of the Wings were the same day with the former in Norfolk and the latter in Virginia Beach. Challenge accepted.

The Children’s Festival drew children and parents alike for a wide variety of attractions including storytelling, hands-on workshops, arts and crafts, and costumed characters. Teviya and Epic even made it out to see Maisy Mouse.

Maisy Mouse at Children's Fest Norfolk

From there, we headed off to Virginia Beach for a good old fashioned wing showdown. After a long morning, you could say we were a little hungry. Right as we were about to head for the wings, it was time to shoot the War.

Jessa’s heart said “Nooooo!!!!” but managed to keep semi-calm and carry on.

Hell’s Kitchen finalist Bryant Gallaher was among the guest judges who each sampled 50 wings in order to make a decision.

War of Wings Virginia Beach

Finally, we were able to take turns at our own samples of Hampton Roads’ finest. You could say the hunger left Jessa a little delusional as she headed straight for the untouched mounds of garlic mashed potatoes. Except the bowl of “potatoes” was really a generously whipped serving of butter. #NoThanks

After exceeding expectations with our non-traditional approach to film and photography, Cox11 has called us back for more shoots with an express wish that we continue to implement our style in further videos.

“It’s cool because we get to see so many events that are happening,” Jon said. “We get to be part of it.”

We’re so happy to have worked with Cox11 this year and look forward to many more shoots with them in 2015.

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